News coverage about Knight-Swift Transportation (NYSE:SWFT) has been trending somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Knight-Swift Transportation earned a daily sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the transportation company an impact score of 45.6768349762714 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Shares of Knight-Swift Transportation (NYSE SWFT) traded up $0.20 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $29.49. 7,296,000 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 2,116,678. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.24, a quick ratio of 1.41 and a current ratio of 1.45. Knight-Swift Transportation has a twelve month low of $19.21 and a twelve month high of $29.70.

Several equities analysts recently commented on the stock. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Knight-Swift Transportation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, September 7th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Knight-Swift Transportation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, September 1st. Finally, Cowen reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $25.00 price target on shares of Knight-Swift Transportation in a report on Monday, August 28th. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, twelve have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Knight-Swift Transportation currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $28.75.

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About Knight-Swift Transportation

Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc, formerly Swift Transportation Company, provides truckload services in North America. The Company also provides rail intermodal and non-asset based freight brokerage and logistics management services. The Company provides its services across United States, Mexico and Canada using its dry van, refrigerated, flatbed and specialized trailers, and intermodal containers.

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